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Signing of the Germany-Taiwan Joint Declaration of Intent on Co-operation in the Field of Energy Transition
Organization: Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs        Publish Date: 2016-12-21 10:30
The Joint Declaration of Intent on Co-operation in the Field of Energy Transition was signed by Representative Jhy-Wey Shieh of the Taipei Representative Office in the Federal Republic of Germany and Director General Martin Eberts of German Institute Taipei, in the morning of December 21st 2016 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taipei. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Deputy Foreign Minister Francois Chih-Chung Wu and Secretary General of Economic Affairs Yi-Ling Chen. This Germany-Taiwan Joint Declaration of Intent is the first joint declaration in the field of energy between both sides signed in Taiwan, signaling the closeness and escalation of our bilateral partnership.

The Bureau of Energy stated that during the past two years, with active communication between the Bureau of Energy and the German Institute Taipei, as well as great supports from the two institutes, both sides have successfully cohosted two energy forums in Taiwan, facilitating bilateral dialogue and knowledge sharing in the energy field. In the Germany-Taiwan Energy Transition Forum held on the 8th of this December, in order to help shape the future path of Taiwan's energy transition, Dr. Hans-Joachim Ziesing, member of the Independent German Expert Commission on the "Energy of the Future" Monitoring Process, was invited to share the past experiences in promoting Germany's electricity market liberalization and energy transition. In addition, two other German experts Dr. Oliver and Mr. Stephan Franz were also invited to share the latest development of clean energy and energy storage technologies, as well as their roles and tasks in energy transition respectively.,

The Bureau of Energy further indicated that, building upon the above-mentioned successes of the two forums, the signing of the Joint Declaration of Intent on Co-operation in the Field of Energy Transition will realize and strengthen bilateral cooperation on the energy transition issues, including knowledge and experience sharing on policies, management, energy technologies, and promotion of clean energies. By connecting and matching industries and businesses in the energy sector of Taiwan and of Germany, we hope to strengthen our complementary and mutually beneficial partnership in all aspects of energy transition of both sides and foster economic and trade opportunities, in order to make Taiwan and Germany the world's best partners in undertaking energy transition into nuclear-free homelands.

Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs
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